Tamars Fall From Grace: Original Favorite for Epsom Derby Most Decisively Beaten.; Collaborator, His Conqueror, Not in English Classic--Sad Debut of Blue Ensign., Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-27


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TAMARS FALL FROM GRACE Original Favorite for Epsom Derby Most Decisively Beaten Collaborator His Conqueror Not in English Classic Sad Debut Debutof of Blue Ensign BY E B COUSSELL COUSSELLLONDON LONDON England April 12 When it be ¬ came obvious that Lembach had not made the expected progress since last year Lord As tors colt Tamar a half brother by Tracery to Buclian was made favorite for the Derby at 7 to 1 Indeed several bookmakers refused to lay that price priceTamar Tamar was reported to have improved much during the winter As a result there was tremendous interest taken in the race for the Craven Stakes It is a threeyearold I event run over one mile The field was a I record one of nineteen starters Tamar was favorite at 11 to 8 with 7 to 2 laid against Poisoned Arrow Apart from Lembach now considered as only a sprinter the better known of the other runners were Collabora ¬ tor last seasons Combination colt and North End which had a big reputation last year The field also included Blue Ensign Lord Glanelys recordprice yearling of 1920 when he cost 72750 Blue Ensign was making his first appearance on a race course He be ¬ haved like a mad horse At the post he threw his rider and tried to savage him He was last throughout throughoutAlec Alec Taylor declared that in running Tamar he was taking a leap in the dark One or two wellknown connections of the Manton Stable supported the colt so evident ¬ ly he was expected to win by those who thought they knew most about him himFor For threequarters Tamar looked like win ¬ ning Immediately afterward Collaborator which was carrying 132 pounds and conced ¬ ing fifteen pounds to Tamar passed Lord Astors colt and went on to win in a canter by six lengths Triumph a promising son of Tracery belonging to Captain A de Roths ¬ child was third beaten three lengths with North End fourth and Poisoned Arrow just behind him himCOLLABOKATOH COLLABOKATOH AXD HIS FAMILY FAMILYCollaborator Collaborator started at 10 to 1 against a generous price The result of the race caused much astonishment and seems to dis ¬ pose effectively of Tamars chance in the classic races It will not however be well to be too sure because he is in the hands of a trainer with a wonderful record in such races Nevertheless at the moment it is im ¬ possible to repose much confidence in Tamar Shrewd judges will not have him at all he is not fancied as an individual individualThose Those who imagined Tamar to be a second Craig an Eran or Buchan were disappointed to find him nothing of the sort Just now in a sentence Tamar does not look a good horse and the result of the race indorsed the verdict of his looks It was not a happy ex ¬ perience for the Derby favorite to be given fifteen pounds and such a defeat by another colt of his own age No possible excuse could be made for him He was beaten by a much better horse horseNow Now about the winner Collaborator His trainer Jack Jarvis who is having a re ¬ markable season is one of the most pains ¬ taking efficient young trainers at New ¬ market Jarvis a few days ago when dis ¬ cussing Collaborator pointed out that by the end of the season his colt was as good as Pondoland Leighon Tor at Newbury and now Collaborator at Newmarket paid tribute to the excellence of Pondoland and the ap ¬ pearance of Mr Joels colt is awaited with the keenest interest He is the favorite for the Derby There is no doubt that if Col ¬ laborator were nominated for the Derby he would now be favorite He is however in the same plight as Cyllene and Corcyra as regards the race When the entries for that race were made he was omitted Eng ¬ land was then suffering from a coal strike The horses future was uncertain Nothing was known about him So Sir William Cooke his breeder and owner didnt nominate him for the Derby DerbyPerhaps Perhaps another fact which influenced Sir William Cooke in his decision was that his colt is only the second living produce of Combination which is by Desmond and therefore sister to Land League winner of the Cambridgeshire and thirtytwo other races racesGOOD GOOD ritODUCE OF COMBINATION Combination was originally owned by tho Austrian breeder Baron Springer for whom she won the Seatcn Delaval Plate at New ¬ castle and 56760 She had her first foal by Santry in 1914 Then follows a dreary tale of dead foals and barren seasons from 1915 to 1921 with the exception of 1919 when Col ¬ laborator was foaled Perhaps this was the impelling reason for the colts omission from the Derby entries Sir William Cooke paid 2000 only for Combination when she was in foal to Cicero Her dam is Combine which bred seven winners She was by Carbine Molly Morgan winner of the Cambridgeshire in which race she defeated La Fleche Among Molly Morgans produce are Morganatic Farasi and Morgendale all of which were smart performers and have sired numerous winners winnersTamar Tamar is from Hamoaze the dam of Buchan This mare has a twoyearold colt by Swynford which is named St Germans Hamoaze this season proved barren to Sun star and has been mated with The Tetrarch TetrarchLord Lord Astors filly Miss Wiss which last season split a pastern and could not run made her first appearance at the Craven meeting and performed much more indiffer ¬ ently than was anticipated She Is a full sister to Craig an Eran botli being by Sun star from Maid of the Mist This mare has no twoyearold Her yearling is a bay filly Jura by Gainsborough to which she is ex ¬ pected to foal any day Maid of the Mist will again be mated with Gainsborough in

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